JAMMU, June 23: The revised edition of P L Koul Budgami’s book “Kashmiri Pandit Bujtey Charag’” (extinguishing KP community) hit the stands here, today. The book was launched at an impressive function organised by Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) led by Advocate M L Thusoo.
The book is the improvised and updated edition of the 2013 publication of Budgami which is a complete history of the forces mass exodus of the KP community.
Many new chapters have been added to the previous edition after updating it by the author. The book gives complete details about the conspiracy hatched against the KPs by indulging in selective killings of the community members destruction of their property. It, while raising the fingers on the then Government in the State has categorically pointed out that the then Chief Minister of the State did not make efforts to protect the miniscule minority as the reigns of administration were let loose by him and there were total chaos and a free for all situation was created in the Valley.
It said the youth of majority community rushed to Pindi in Pakistan for arms training and Pandits were killed in buses, on road side and even in their houses brutally. The details of the mass killings and the environs created there after have been broadly discussed in the book. Besides, the history of accession and the aftermath of 1953 conspiracy has also been touched in the book at length.
Veteran writer and scholar, K N Pandita has written the foreward of the book. Budgami author of several books has suggested two possible solutions after discussing the issue with the community intellectuals who broadly favoured the same.
He suggested appointing of a Commission against the conspiracy of mass exodus and negligence of the then Chief Minister, settlement of Pandits in two Satellite townships. He also warned that the long drawn displacement causes a threat to the secular fabric of the country. The book is available for readers in Jammu and Srinagar.
The title cover has been dedicated to Martyrs of Nadi Marg massacre.